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17th Nov 2015

Man United’s Jesse Lingard turned down a chance to join Liverpool

Tom Victor

Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard has had a season to remember.

The 22-year-old has scored his first goal for the club and broken into the senior England squad, but things could have been very different if he’d made a different choice as a child.

Lingard had a chance to join Liverpool at the age of seven but opted for United instead, and he has revealed that his “heart was with United” at the time.


“I was at a local club Penketh United and Mike Glennie, a Manchester United scout, came and watched me,” Lingard told

“He spoke to my grandad and offered me trials…but then it was a combination of United and Liverpool and I had to pick.”